Acting Tips

Tips and Advice from Backstage
For over 50 years, Backstage has been the most trusted place in the US for actors to find news, advice, and casting information.
  • Summer is finally here! You’ve worked hard this year to keep up your grades, prepare for the ACT/SAT, go on college visits, study and train, and perform as much as possible. As you are putting together your performing arts college ...
  • I love that great picture of the unicorn driving an old hippie bus saying, “No time to explain. Get in the van.”   To me, that’s what you do when you act. Someone throws you the keys to the unicorn ...
  • Nervous energy can manifest itself in a variety of different ways. Whether it’s dry mouth, a nervous twitch, shaky knees, the slightly-higher-than-normal voice, involuntarily hunched shoulders, we’re all susceptible and it’s impossible to predict if or when those butterflies will ...
  • Diane Jacobowitz founded Dancewave in 1995 with the hope of bringing dance to a wide spectrum of city youth. She has taught dance to young people and adults for over 26 years at various institutions and continues to create opportunities ...
Tips from Brian Timoney Actors’ Studio
Brian Timoney Actors’ Studio specialise in transforming individuals with little or no acting experience into professional actors. We cater specifically for people who seek to transition from their 9 to 5 jobs into the acting industry.
  •   The importance of an actor’s showreel cannot be overstated. It’s the clearest, most compelling advert for exactly what you can do and a key tool for professional actors to land auditions. Editing your showreel correctly is therefore absolutely crucial. ...
  •   If you’re serious about being a professional actor you presumably have your showreel sorted. But is one enough? Unless you are only applying for lots of very similar parts, your showreel is likely having to cover a lot of ...
  • On this podcast we discuss how much actors are paid and if, in some cases, is it too much? The post Episode 77: Are actors paid too much? appeared first on Brian Timoney Acting:.
  • Some actors idea of preparation varies. On this podcast we discuss what it is to be prepared properly for auditions and performances. The post Episode 76: What is it to be prepared in acting? appeared first on Brian Timoney Acting:.
By Brian Timoney, one of the world’s leading method acting coaches.